Entries by Thomas Nybergh

Finnish Power Metal band recreates Bomfunk MC’s Freestyler music video, including remote control shenanigans

  Here it is: Finland lacks an internationally known music scene compared to, say, Sweden which has produced hit phenomena ever since the days of ABBA. A specific genre is something of an exception: Finland is estimated to have more metal bands per capita than any other country. Some of these bands are wildly successful […]

The most burning social media reactions to the Trump election victory are savage

  Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America. During his entire campaign this election season, Mr Trump unraveled and gave voters plenty of advance notice of the inner landscape of his grotesque orange appearance serial rapist manchild. Trump broadcasts the hallmarks of deep insecurities and psychiatric pathologies, which would […]

Darude on a plane and beyond: The silly art of Finnish Windows95man DJ Teemu Keisteri

  Considered by some as an alternate Finnish national anthem of sorts, producer Darude’s international smash hit Sandstorm has a special place in the Finnish millennial psyche. The song, released back in 2000, connects us back to a time when it could heard as old-school ringtones on Nokia phones or admired as a music video […]

Twitter fends off The Daily Mail’s “Enemies of the People” front page in fine style

  This week saw an extraordinary attack on the British judiciary. A day after three British High Court judges ruled that a parliamentary vote was required to begin the process of Britain leaving the European Union, they were labelled “enemies of the people” by The Daily Mail. This once pro-Hitler rag has a long tradition of anti-EU, anti-immigration scare mongering neo-nationalism. […]

These marvellous movies posters show why adding ‘ing’ to movie titles is surprisingly funny

Recently, the absurd hive mind that is the internet inspired another fun meme related to pop culture: Just adding the ‘ing’ suffix to movie posters. From Crichton theme parks gone wrong to horror classics, we think this meme will lighten up your week a bit… at least if you’re into dark humor. To keep it […]

1995 video promo for internet cafe puts Finland on the hi-tech map

Recently, the online elite was amazed by a Finnish Internet Café video promo from 1995, which really should open our eyes for how quickly the world has changed. Back then, computers were clunky, fast internet connections were extremely expensive and there was no Wi-Fi. Since we can assume the charmingly corny video probably didn’t serve […]

This amazing Instagram photographer will teach you about Helsinki’s walls

Anyone who’s into Helsinki should take note of this Instagram profile, Helsinkifacades. The account has one goal: documenting the facades of Helsinki, in glorious detail. The idea isn’t new: the Ihaveathingforwalls Instagram is a must-see for any friends of architecture, but this hyper-localized account documents Helsinki, one wall at a time. We warmly recommend reading […]

18 reasons why you shouldn’t bother going to Helsinki’s Flow Festival

Often described in the international press as one of Europe’s best music festivals, you’d think Helsinki’s Flow would be a no-brainer to add your bucket list. However, before you rush to get your last minute ticket of the partially sold out event (August 12-14 this year), you should consider these 18 very important reasons to […]